Welcome to the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind for March 20, 2021 where we cover stories and events that we missed over the past week.
This past week saw several non-PC gaming announcements such as the typing adventure Nanotale heading for a full release on Google Stadia or the cyberpunk dystopian yuri visual novel Synergia PS4 release. Tripwire Interactive and Deep Silver announced this past Friday that Maneater is heading to the Nintendo Switch this May.
In other gaming news the last month for Bugvasion TD from Full Screen Games has been busy and now players are being teased a major “Supercharged” update. Lastly Epic Games and Apple are getting ready for the upcoming Fortnite app store trial and two big names just made the list of witnesses for the case.
Other stories posted this past week on Nano Gaming News include the Interdimensional DLC release and current free Steam Weekend event for Offworld Trading Company from Mohawk Games and Stardock. Pawley Games and Iceberg Interactive have take to a future in space with the narrative strategy early access release of Star Dynasties. Players who enjoy mech action can now dive in Simutronics extended free open beta test for GALAHAD 3093 that runs until March 28, 2021.
Maneater Coming to Nintendo Switch in May
Tripwire Interactive and their partner Deep Silver are chuming the waters once more for consoles with the May Nintendo Switch release announcement for Maneater. In the first open-world single player action-RPG or the self-described ShARkPG, players are the shark and humans are food.
The waters of Port Clovis are open to portability. Now whether on the go or at home one can eat, explore, and evolve their way to becoming the Apex Predator with the Nintendo Switch release on May 25, 2021.
Maneater is an Epic Games Store exclusive for PC and is available at the price of $39.99 USD. Players can also pick-up Maneater on the Humble Bundle platform that provides an Epic Games key. Maneater is currently available on the Xbox One, Series X and Series S consoles and the PS4 and PS5 consoles. For more information on Maneater visit the game’s site at maneatergame.com.
Bugvasion TD “Supercharged” Update Teased
Full Screen Games have been listening to players and making updates to their colorful isometric tower defense title Bugvasion TD since its release last February. Now the developer is teasing an even bigger or rather “Supercharge” update for the game.
The developer is planning to drop this major update in the next 6-8 weeks. Some of the new content teased adds a new gameplay event mechanic that causes certain waves to behave differently. Players will need to adapt their defense strategy accordingly. Supercharging is another new gameplay mechanic that allows special attacks to become super-chargeable making them much stronger.
A Tactical view is being added that allows a planning phase before every wave. Towers are receiving a visual upgrade. There are new animations, update cutscenes, new music, and achievements. A post match screen will display detail stats and for new players the tutorial is also coming in the update plus more quality of life changes.
In the previous updates the Russian, French, and Hungarian localizations were added. A speed up button was added. Several quality of life changes, gameplay balancing fixes, bug fixes, and optimizations have been implemented.
Bugvasion TD is available now on Steam for $6.99 USD. The game is available for Windows PC and was made with the Unity game engine. For more information visit the game’s Steam page or the developer’s game page here.
Fortnite App Store Trial Witness List
Apple and Epic are heading towards a clash of two tech titans with the Fortnite App Store trial set for this May. A new court document which was seen by Reuters names a list of tentative witnesses that was submitted to the U.S. District Court Northern District of California Oakland Division.
For Apple they listed CEO Tim Cook, software chief Craig Federighi and App Store Vice President Matt Fischer. Epic Games listed its founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, game store manager Steve Allison, and head of online business strategy Thomas Ko. These were the only names Reuters provided from the document at this time. More than likely there will be several more witnesses called to testify before the court in a case this big.
Currently Epic Games is taking legal action in the United States and Australia against Apple plus the filing of a complaint in the UK. Later in 2021 as disclosed from an October 2020 court filling the Epic Games versus Apple case in the United States will be heading to a bench trial on May 3rd. A pretrial conference is scheduled for April 21, 2021.
Thank you for reading the March 20, 2021 Edition of the Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind. Don’t forget to check back with us next week for the next edition of Nano Gaming News Weekly Rewind and until then, keep on gaming.
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